Miranda Lambert Plays Surprise Florida Gig Because She Felt Like It

By Annie Reuter

Miranda Lambert gave Florida fans a special treat this weekend with a surprise free concert in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

On Saturday (June 14), Lambert was on her way to Jacksonville for a show Sunday at EverBank Field when she decided to make a stop.

Related: Interview: Miranda Lambert Tackles Honesty and Aging On ‘Platinum’

“We were on our way to Jacksonville and decided to stop in Ft. Walton Beach tonight! Come party with us! 9:30 at The Block!” she tweeted with a photo of the venue.

According to CMT, Lambert’s Airstream arrived at the venue at 2 p.m. and fans soon lined up around the block for the show. The 700-capacity venue was quickly filled for Lambert’s free two-hour concert.

In addition to her hits, “Fastest Girl in Town,” “Even Prettier,” “Over You,” “Heart Like Mine” and “Gunpowder & Lead,” Lambert took a break from the mic to play cowbell and let some of her band take part as frontwoman, bandmate Carolyn Dawn Johnson taking the reins on Bryan Adams’ 1984 hit, “Summer of ’69.”

Other highlights included covers of The Band’s “Up on Cripple Creek,” Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” and the Faces’ “Stay With Me.”

“We haven’t played a good old-fashioned club in a while. That’s where we feel at home!” Lambert said.

Earlier this month, Radio.com talked with Lambert about her latest No. 1 album, Platinum, to which she believes a lot of listeners can relate from multiple perspectives — because it covers everything.

“I know just being a girl, I’m just like everybody else and I know some of the things I’m going through, good or bad, surely there are other people out there that can relate to something on this record because it covers the gamut,” Lambert said. “There’s all kinds of different songs on this record and there’s some humor too, more than I’ve ever had before on any other album.”


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